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Business Forum Jobsite Safety During a Pandemic Webinar Recap

Monday, June 1, 2020  
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The SEAONC Business Forum Committee and ACEC-CA successfully co-hosted a free statewide webinar related to jobsite safety during COVID-19. Over 250 practicing engineers and construction industry professionals tuned in to the discussion to learn how to be keep themselves and the community safe during construction. The panel was moderated by Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC-CA and the panelists included Greg Chauhan, Senior Vice President at Webcor, Thuy Fontelera, Principal/Founder at Element Structural Engineers, Inc., John Gava, President at KPFF, Tyler Munzing, Director of Government Affairs at ACEC-CA, Kenneth O’Dell, Principal at MHP Structural Engineers, and Jonathan Vick, Partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

The panelists answered questions from the audience and also discussed best practices, OSHA regulations related to COVID-19, and innovative techniques and strategies their firms are deploying to keep their employees and the community safe.  A recording of the webinar can be found at the link below along with helpful references that the panelists referred to throughout the discussion.  The SEAONC Business Forum is exploring hosting additional webinars with ACEC-CA and welcomes suggestions from SEAONC members for future webinar topics. ACEC-CA also announced a partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to distribute free PPE to California Structural Engineering firms – please see details in the links below.


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